The Changelings (War of the Fae #1)
Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and...more
Even after finishing the series I still think in a lot of ways(with the exception of the addition of Tim)that this was the best book. The imagery was absolutely amazing. I could picture it all. I also found myself literally laughing out loud at Jayne and her smart mouth. I also loved that she was not one of those characters that just w...more
The main character Jayne is a foul-mouthed, outcast at school. Jayne and her best friend Tony, decide to run away from their troubled home life. The two find thems...more
This book blew my freaking mind! I absolutely and totally, completely loved it! Elle Casey had me up late hours of the night laughing out loud to her fae novel, The Changelings. I can honestly sa...more
Not so successful (for me): A really hard cliffhanger that comes almost out of nowhere. While the smaller conflict of "the experiment", but at the last minute we're introduced to the larger conspiracy, a whole lot of new players
Story: Lately I've been reading books about Faes after I read by Quinn Loftis (excellent book by the way). Also, I was feeling kind of tired about wolves/vampires/shifters because most authors use the same formula (I mean, is not their fault because those "species" have a certain way to act or feel), so it gets repetitive. But, when I read about Faes is very refreshing and most of all...magical (yep, I love fairy-tales, magic and Disney).
This story was KIND OF (and when I said 'kind of...more
OKAY, my Kindle has been at my side for a few days now. I'm on book 4 of the series. If that doesn't tell you my feelings on this series, well, then you're not paying attention!!!!
My review of book 4:
I cannot begin to explain how much I loved this series. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I am recommending it to everyone I know!! Such a fun read. Great char...more
Hunger Games, Fae Style.
Hunger Games for the Fae was my first impression. Jayne and Tony have a uncommon friendship; Jayne swears like a trucker and Tony just wanted Jayne to leave him alone (at first). One day after school something happens which causes Tony to pull a gun on a classmate and rather than dealing with the aftermath, both Jayne and Tony take off to Miami. With no money and no clue on what to do next, they run...more
The Changelings has many elements that I find appealing: (1) a snarky, kickass, female protagonist, (2) a cast of incredibly fun and decidedly distinct secondary characters, (3) an interesting new world filled with supernatural elements and (4) a plot that twists and turns when I least expect it. I found it intriguing, amusing and am now wondering just what is going to happen next.
Jayne Sparks is another kickass female heroine - and she's got sarcasm, s...more
The story is told from the main characters's perspective,...more
This was a very enjoyable read to me. The main character has alot of spunk like myself. I found myself lost in the story in no time. Now I've finished all four I can sleep. :)
The main problem i had with this book was that it's giving a message that because there are problems at home, it's okay to drop out of school and run away, not sure i want any YA reading this and getting ideas. All of the characters in this book are basically HS dropouts.
the story concept is okay. A bunch of runaway teens found an ad that pays $500 for participating a series of tests (like one of those clinical trials). And because they're dropouts and runaways, $500 is easy mone...more
I downloaded The Changelings from Amazon after reading a bunch of sensible, well-written posts on the Writer's Cafe of Kindleboards by Casey.
So...yeah....her first person, high-school POV Jayne ROCKS! From the first page you instantly plunge into the snark, the slightly clueless over-the-top personality of Jayne and the best friend she "chose" (and basically wore down with dogged persistence into hanging out with her) geeky Toney Baloney.
It's your everyday jock bullies outsid...more
I feel there's been a stronger attention to the fae over the past many years as kindly sprites and pixie folk--things we can thank the likes of Disney, and other...more
Jayne was a complex character who had a hard home life. You really don't learn much about her home life though other than her mom isn't overly worried about her and the boyfriend is scum. You learn a bit more about Tony, but again, nothing that builds substance. I felt like I was dropped into their l...more
The story is a great mix of reality and fantasy. The first part of the book involves events that really could happen to any teenager. The characters are equally realistic. Seventeen-year-old Jayne is a girl with a tough exterio...more
The main character uses a rather hysterical amount of vulgarity that made her seem accessible t...more
Not only was it a quick, gripping and easy read the plot was believable - the characters acted appropriately and it was often downright funny. I will never be able to go to the bathroom while camping again without cracking up. I laughed, I cried, and laughed some more.
My absolute favorite thing was Jayne, the protagonist. She did not simply accept things. She did not make stupid mistakes just to further the plot, she resisted, she fought and she has a...more
The heroine in this novel is a Jayne, a bad ass 17-year-old with a flare for using curse words at every turn in a surprisingly endearing way. She is so very loyal, clever, and simply awesome. We could totally be friends....more
Jayne is funny, fiercely independent and has a serious case of potty mouth, but I loved her because of that fiercely independent spir...more
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